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Afghanistan Conflict

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U.S. Winds Down - 28 May 2014
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U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
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December 08, 2013
U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Clint Benfield (L) and Col. Ben Watson (R) talk under pictures of Queen Elizabeth,...
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan
U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Clint Benfield and Col. Ben Watson talk under pictures of Queen Elizabeth, Afghan...
U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Clint Benfield (L) and Col. Ben Watson (R) talk under pictures of Queen Elizabeth, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. President Barack Obama at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/Pool (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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March 11, 2013
Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer,...
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A woman lies down in front of the grave of her brother at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington...
Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013. Coyer died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan.
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January 31, 2013
A soldier from the U.S. Army's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment works out at Command...
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A soldier from the U.S. Army works out at Command Outpost AJK in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province
A soldier from the U.S. Army's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment works out at Command Outpost AJK (short for Azim-Jan-Kariz, a near-by village) in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 08, 2012
U.S. Marines of Police Advisory Team Now Zad, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment patrol a village near...
Helmand, Afghanistan
U.S. Marines of Police Advisory Team Now Zad, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment patrol a village near...
U.S. Marines of Police Advisory Team Now Zad, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment patrol a village near a police station in Now Zad district in Helmand province, southwestern Afghanistan November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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November 06, 2012
A U.S soldier observes the area from a hill top near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province, near...
WALLI WAS, Afghanistan
A U.S soldier observes the area from a hill top near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province
A U.S soldier observes the area from a hill top near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan November 5, 2012. Picture taken November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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November 05, 2012
U.S soldiers blow up a roadside bomb set up by Taliban fighters near the town of Walli Was in Paktika...
WALLI WAS, Afghanistan
U.S soldiers blow up a roadside bomb near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province
U.S soldiers blow up a roadside bomb set up by Taliban fighters near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, November 4, 2012. Picture taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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November 03, 2012
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kody Kuhlman of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment stands guard behind...
Helmand, Afghanistan
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kody Kuhlman of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment stands guard behind...
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kody Kuhlman of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment stands guard behind a bullet-riddled windshield of an armoured vehicle at the guard post of Combat Outpost Musa Qal-Ah in Helmand province, southwestern Afghanistan November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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October 16, 2012
U.S. army soldier PFC Christopher Alfred of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment plays with his PlayStation...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
U.S. army soldier PFC Christopher Alfred of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment plays with his PlayStation...
U.S. army soldier PFC Christopher Alfred of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment plays with his PlayStation Portable game console inside a transit tent at U.S. military's Combat Outpost Terra Nova, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY)
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May 31, 2012
Michael Kelvington (R), a U.S. Army Captain, commander of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry...
Senjaray, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Captain Kelvington and Haji Lala sit on a carpet during dinner in the town of Senjaray
Michael Kelvington (R), a U.S. Army Captain, commander of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Haji Lala, on of the local elders, sit on a carpet as they share dinner in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan June 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY)
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May 30, 2012
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 508 BSTB, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, takes...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 82nd Airborne Division, takes cover during a controlled detonation...
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 508 BSTB, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, takes cover during a controlled detonation to clear an area for setting up a check point in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 22, 2012
A U.S. Army soldier from 3/1 AD Task Force Bulldog uses his night vision equipment before an early morning...
Logar, Afghanistan
A U.S. Army soldier uses his night vision equipment before an early morning joint patrol with Afghan...
A U.S. Army soldier from 3/1 AD Task Force Bulldog uses his night vision equipment before an early morning joint patrol with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in a village in Kherwar district in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, May 22, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT)
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April 25, 2012
U.S. soldier Nicholas Dickhut from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne points his rifle...
ZAHRAY, Afghanistan
U.S. soldier points his rifle after coming under fire in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern...
U.S. soldier Nicholas Dickhut from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 24, 2012
U.S. soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne walk while on patrol in Zharay district...
ZHARAY, Afghanistan
US soldiers patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne walk while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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September 05, 2011
A girl stands next to a U.S. soldier from Task Force Bronco, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry on a patrol in...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
A girl stands next to a U.S. soldier from Task Force Bronco, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry on a patrol in...
A girl stands next to a U.S. soldier from Task Force Bronco, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry on a patrol in Rodat district in Jalalabad, Afghanistan September 5, 2011. Picture taken September 5, 2011. REUTERS/Erik de Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY)
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June 11, 2011
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece...
Seprwan Ghar, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece...
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN
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November 09, 2010
A machine gunner from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company wears a bandolier of bullets...
TALIBJAN, Afghanistan
U.S. Marines return from patrol in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province
A machine gunner from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company wears a bandolier of bullets around his neck at his base in Talibjan after a patrol in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 07, 2010
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their...
TALIBJAN, Afghanistan
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their...
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their base in Talibjan after a battle against Taliban insurgents in Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6CH1LJK01.
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November 03, 2010
U.S. flight medic, SGT Billy Raines from CCO., 1-214 AVN Medevac task force Destiny, treats a wounded...
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan
U.S. Medevac medic treats a wounded Afghan Army soldier in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
U.S. flight medic, SGT Billy Raines from CCO., 1-214 AVN Medevac task force Destiny, treats a wounded Afghan Army soldier during a Medevac flight in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)
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October 27, 2010
Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha...
KUNJAK, Afghanistan
PFC. Voris stands during a sandstorm in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province
Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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July 26, 2010
A soldier with an injured ankle from the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division...
COP NOLEN, Afghanistan
US Army soldiers assist comrade after IED on a road near Combat Outpost Nolen
A soldier with an injured ankle from the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is assisted past his burning M-ATV armored vehicle after it struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a road near Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley in this picture taken July 23, 2010. None of the four soldiers in the vehicle were seriously injured in the explosion. Picture taken July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF20000045307
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July 20, 2010
1st Sgt Buddy Hartlaub with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division stands...
COP TERRA NOVA, Afghanistan
US Army 1st Sgt Hartlaub stands before memorial at COP Terra Nova in the Arghadab Valley
1st Sgt Buddy Hartlaub with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division stands before a memorial to Spc 1st Class Brandon King at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar, July 20, 2010. King was shot and killed by a suspected Taliban militant while on guard duty at Combat Outpost Nolen on July 14. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
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May 27, 2010
Monica McNeal (R) cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave (L) of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward,...
Arlington, UNITED STATES
Monica McNeal hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave of her son Eric Ward at Arlington National Cemetery
Monica McNeal (R) cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave (L) of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. The United State is commemorating Memorial Day this weekend. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 14, 2010
A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, Alpha Troop, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Striker Brigade...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, Alpha Troop, 2-1 Inf Btln, 5/2 Striker Brigade Combat Team...
A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, Alpha Troop, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Striker Brigade Combat Team scans the area with a scope during a night observation mission in Kandahar Province April 15, 2010. Reuters/Tim Wimborne (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E6AK0XRV01
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February 13, 2010
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect...
MARJAH, Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan...
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. U.S.-led NATO troops launched a crucial offensive on Saturday against the Taliban's last big stronghold in Afghanistan's most violent province and were quickly thrown into a firefight with the militants. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E799097S01
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February 08, 2010
U.S. soldiers kneel during a memorial ceremony for Captain Daniel Whitten and Private First Class Zachary...
Zabul province, Afghanistan
U.S soldiers kneel during a memorial ceremony in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers kneel during a memorial ceremony for Captain Daniel Whitten and Private First Class Zachary Lovejoy from Charlie Company, 4th Brigade combat team,1-508, 82nd Parachute Infantry Regiment at the Remote Sweeney FOB in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, February 8, 2010. CPT Whitten from Grimes, Iowa, and PFC Lovejoy from Albuquerque, New Mexico, were killed by an IED on February 2. when on patrol in southern Afghanistan.
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August 11, 2009
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission...
HONAKER MIRACLES CAMP, Afghanistan
U.S. soldier takes break during night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province...
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (AFGHANISTAN MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) See also GM1E5B60TQF01
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June 06, 2008
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
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May 05, 2008
Army Spec. Chris Smith, a soldier from the 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, sits in The...
New York, UNITED STATES
To match feature USA-MILITARY/ and USA-MILITARY/MARRIAGE
Army Spec. Chris Smith, a soldier from the 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, sits in The Different Drummer Internet Cafe in Watertown, New York April 16, 2008. The Different Drummer is a place where soldiers both active and discharged can go for support, counciling or just to socialize. Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division are among those who've spent most time in Iraq and Afghanistan, making its base at Fort Drum a "canary in a coal mine" for a looming crisis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Picture taken on April 16, 2008. To match feature USA-MILITARY/ and USA-MILITARY/MARRIAGE REUTERS/Mark Dye (UNITED STATES)
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March 22, 2008
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy...
SHAJOY, Afghanistan
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy...
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008. Afghan police backed by U.S. troops killed three Taliban fighters and captured three more in a 40-minute gun battle in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
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